Fortenberry Statement on Passage of H.R. 2490––An Important Step Toward Establishing the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail
(Washington, DC)-- Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) offered the following statement today regarding House passage of H.R. 2490, which directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a feasibility study of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail.
“Chief Standing Bear didn’t seek to be a civil rights leader; he simply wanted to bury his dead son on his ancestral homeland. Yet he changed the course of history through that transcendent moment when he raised his hand in that Omaha courtroom and said: ‘I am a man. God made us both,’” Fortenberry said.
“Today, the United States House of Representatives honored the great Ponca Chief’s legacy by passing H.R. 2490, which takes an important first step towards establishing the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail,” Fortenberry added.
Fortenberry Floor Speech on Behalf of H.R. 2490: https://bit.ly/396ZM2s
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.